Every year, I vow to stock my beauty shelf with clean products free of harmful ingredients, and every year, I find myself falling off the wagon. Whether it's because I lack the knowledge (or, let's be honest, patience) to sift through the ingredients or the products I test just aren't working how I'd like, it's been quite a process sourcing clean makeup and skincare that I feel comfortable putting on my skin. While there are many retailers out there hopping on board with clean products, adding helpful clean sections to their sites or clean icons to certain brands, I still felt in the dark as to why certain products were considered "clean." Which is why Beautycounter has been such a relief.
Yes, its skincare and makeup products are effective, but I also know and understand why certain ingredients are intentionally omitted in its formulas. Thanks to its helpful The Never ListTM, I can actively view the 1500 banned ingredients that are never allowed in any Beautycounter products and understand why. Additionally, I can view where the ingredients they do use are sourced and how rigorously these ingredients are tested and reviewed.
But okay, okay. Maybe you just came here to achieve gorgeous, glowing holiday skin, and that's fine too. The below tried-and-tested clean products help you achieve radiant, dewy holiday-ready skin, starting with skincare masks, serums, and moisturizers and ending with highlighters, hyperpigmented palettes, eye-opening liners and mascaras, and bright, bold lip colors. Happy shopping.